10 new washing machines reviewed by Which?New reviews include Samsung Ecobubble machine

24 October 2013


The results of our latest washing machine tests are in, revealing our verdict on the latest washing machines from Beko, Bosch, Hoover, Hotpoint, Indesit and Samsung.

We put 10 models through a raft of cleaning, spinning and rinsing tests to see which are most up to the job of delivering spotless laundry and which make the least impact on your energy bills while they do it. 

Go straight to our washing machine reviews section to see if any of the latest machines are good enough to hit our coveted Best Buy benchmark. 

Samsung Ecobubble reviewed

Among the latest batch of washing machines we've rated is the Samsung WF70F5E2W4W Ecobubble, a washing machine with a healthy 7kg capacity and lots of hi-tech features including Smart Check, Samsung’s system for troubleshooting problems using your smartphone.

It's Ecobubble name refers to technology inside the machine designed to make it more effective at washing at lower temperatures. Ecobubble mixes your usual laundry detergent with water and air before pumping it all into the drum, and Samsung claims this helps detergent penetrate laundry quickly and efficiently. Our review reveals how well the new model scored in our tests for cleaning, ease of use, energy efficiency and more.

We’ve previously reviewed two other models from Samsung’s Ecobubble washing machine range, including the Samsung WF80F5E5U4W and Samsung WF1124XAC. Click to go straight to our reviews of Samsung washing machines.

Putting washing machines to the test

As well as rating models as Best Buys or Don’t Buys, we give ratings from one to five stars for areas including cleaning, spinning and noise. A washing machine that receives five stars for cleaning cottons can remove nearly 85% of tough stains, while a model earning one star may only be able to remove less than 60%. That’s a very visible difference to stains on your clothes.

When we test a washing machine we make more than 300 assessments covering washing, rinsing, convenience and noise. Our tests allow us to separate the best washing machines from the worst, to help you find the right model for your needs.

If you’re looking to buy a new washing machine, use our washing machine comparison tool to shortlist models based on your budget as well as the features and test scores that are important to you.

More on this…

  • Find out all washing machine Best Buys
  • Watch our video on what makes a Best Buy washing machine
  • Worried about your energy bills? Try our washing machine energy costs calculator